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Interesting ranking of schools’ QB situations heading into season


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There is nothing better when it comes to sports discussions than a list.

A pretty interesting one came out today — NFL.com’s list of all 128 teams in major college football in order of the strength of their quarterback situation.

My thoughts on where UNT stands are pretty well known.

Read more: http://meangreenblog.dentonrc.com/2014/07/interesting-ranking-of-schools-qb-situations-heading-into-season.html/

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This list is ridiculous. He has UTEP ranked at 48 and Texas in the 80s? Seriously?

Do you understand this is a QB list. Don't know where you got 80s for UT?

"The most important thing to note before you dive in: This is not simply a comparison of the talent level of the starters (we'll let the 2015 and 2016 NFL Drafts sort that out). Instead, there are some variables."

66. Texas

Starter/backup: David Ash/Tyrone Swoopes

Buzz: Ash (6-3, 227) is a solid starter -- when healthy. But he has had concussion issues, making his health an iffy proposition (he played in just three games last season, then hurt his foot during the spring). He is a solid passer who should fare well in Texas' revamped offense, which should be heavier on the run this fall and give him an ability to use a lot of play-action. Swoopes (6-4, 240) is a good athlete but far from a polished quarterback. His running ability is ahead of his passing ability, though he does have a big arm. If Ash is hurt again, the Longhorns are going to struggle.

48. UTEP

Starter/backup: Jameill Showers/Mack Leftwich

Buzz: Showers competed with Johnny Manziel for Texas A&M's starting job in 2012. Everyone knows how that turned out, and Showers left for UTEP. He played well when healthy last season. Showers (6-2, 230) has a good arm and is dangerous on the run as a passer; he also has OK speed and can run over defenders. But he missed the final five games with a shoulder injury, and the offense disappeared without him. If he's healthy, UTEP's offense will be effective.

Not sure Showers gives UTEP that big of an advantage, but not sure Ash and Swoopes are the top 2 QBs heading into the game with us in the first game.

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Do you understand this is a QB list. Don't know where you got 80s for UT?

"The most important thing to note before you dive in: This is not simply a comparison of the talent level of the starters (we'll let the 2015 and 2016 NFL Drafts sort that out). Instead, there are some variables."

66. Texas

Starter/backup: David Ash/Tyrone Swoopes

Buzz: Ash (6-3, 227) is a solid starter -- when healthy. But he has had concussion issues, making his health an iffy proposition (he played in just three games last season, then hurt his foot during the spring). He is a solid passer who should fare well in Texas' revamped offense, which should be heavier on the run this fall and give him an ability to use a lot of play-action. Swoopes (6-4, 240) is a good athlete but far from a polished quarterback. His running ability is ahead of his passing ability, though he does have a big arm. If Ash is hurt again, the Longhorns are going to struggle. 48. UTEP

Starter/backup: Jameill Showers/Mack Leftwich

Buzz: Showers competed with Johnny Manziel for Texas A&M's starting job in 2012. Everyone knows how that turned out, and Showers left for UTEP. He played well when healthy last season. Showers (6-2, 230) has a good arm and is dangerous on the run as a passer; he also has OK speed and can run over defenders. But he missed the final five games with a shoulder injury, and the offense disappeared without him. If he's healthy, UTEP's offense will be effective.

Not sure Showers gives UTEP that big of an advantage, but not sure Ash and Swoopes are the top 2 QBs heading into the game with us in the first game.

OK 66. It's still ridiculous. Tom Brady couldn't perform with the o-line in EP. These preseason hypothetical ranking are pretty silly. Especially when you're trying to judge players who haven't played college ball yet. Like McNulty & Greer. They have barely played yet so you can't really predict how they will be. Edited by UNTexas
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OK 66. It's still ridiculous. Tom Brady couldn't perform with the o-line in EP. These preseason hypothetical ranking are pretty silly. Especially when you're trying to judge players who haven't played college ball yet. Like McNulty & Greer. They have barely played yet so you can't really predict how they will be.

Don't underestimate the power of young Leftwich.

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OK 66. It's still ridiculous. Tom Brady couldn't perform with the o-line in EP. These preseason hypothetical ranking are pretty silly. Especially when you're trying to judge players who haven't played college ball yet. Like McNulty & Greer. They have barely played yet so you can't really predict how they will be.

It is not comparing how well they will play, it is ranking the current QB situation at each school. Given that we have very little experience at the position, our situation is probably where it should be.This list is not about OL, defense, WRs, or anything but the QB situation at each school. I would bet that in a ranking last year, we would have been much higher with the experience that DT had going into the season. It is not a predictor of talent, simply looking at where we are right now.

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It is not comparing how well they will play, it is ranking the current QB situation at each school. Given that we have very little experience at the position, our situation is probably where it should be.This list is not about OL, defense, WRs, or anything but the QB situation at each school. I would bet that in a ranking last year, we would have been much higher with the experience that DT had going into the season. It is not a predictor of talent, simply looking at where we are right now.

Yep. We would probably have been ranked higher than Texas last year.

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